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PAT Chief Tahirul Qadri likely to reach Islamabad

Dr Tahir ul Qadri

Pakistan News : The plane carrying Minhaj-ul-Quran International patron-in-chief Dr. Tahir-ul-Qadri has flown from Dubai to land at Benazir Bhutto International Airport this morning.

Dr. Tahir-ul-Qadri is sitting in seat-2C on board EK612. The flight took off 40 minutes behind the schedule time; hence, it will land in Islamabad after 8am this morning.

Dr. Qadri is a renowned Pakistani religious scholar who shot to fame after he penned down a 600-page fatwa against terrorism. He is scheduled to return to Pakistan on Monday morning to lead mass protests in order to bring about a peaceful revolution to oust Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.

Tahirul Qadri made headlines last year when he led mass rallies in the run up to May 11 general elections, demanding electoral reforms so that formation of a government with honest people, could be ensured.

Soon after Pakistan Army announced Zarb-e-Azb Operation against extremists in North Waziristan Agency, Dr. Tahir-ul-Qadri was the first figure who came forward in support of the military offensive against the terrorists.

In a Twitter post issued on the eve of his comeback, Qadri said: “I am coming to support our Pak(istani) army in their fight against militants.”

The PML-N government has banned public gatherings and processions by imposing section-144 in Rawalpindi where the main Benazir Bhutto International Airport is located.

Dr. Qadri is expected to land in Pakistan at 7am this morning.

There are various unconfirmed reports in the air that Dr. Qadri’s plane could be diverted to any other city. There are also reports that he might be forced to take a helicopter to reach his residence in Lahore where he might be house-arrested.

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